“Do you want to be healed?”

Fr. Steven Kostoff - July 2015 In the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Saint John we find the account of the healing of the paralytic by the Pool of Bethesda near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem and the profound discourse that follows.  Archeologists have fairly recently discovered this pool, demonstrating the accuracy of Saint John’s description.  ...

Gone is the Glory of Constantinople… But Christ Remains

Fr Georges Massouh: Gone is the Glory of Constantinople... But Christ Remains Notes on Arab Orthodoxy - May 2015 Jesus announced that the worship of God is not tied to a specific place as God is not contained by space and He cannot be bound in an exclusive place toward which those who want to be in His ...

New Books from Holy Trinity Publications

April 2015 Website: Over the previous four months, Holy Trinity Publications has worked tirelessly to pass on the legacy of Orthodox Russia to all who strive to be faithful to Christ and His Church. Beginning in December 2014, the following materials have been published: four books, an audio recording and Troitskij Pravoslavnyj Russkij calendar na 2015 god ...

The Shrine Of The Holy Relics Of Saint John Chrysostom Blessed At The Historical Chapel Of The Patriarchal Residence

On 17th March 2015, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church blessed the shrine in which a particle of the holy relics of Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople will be kept. The blessing service took place in the historical chapel of “Saint Great Martyr George” of the Patriarchal Residence, in the presence ...

Blessing Of The Shrine Of The Relics Of Saint John Chrysostom From The Chapel Of The Cathedral For The Nation’s Salvation

On 27 February 2015, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church re-blessed, in the historical chapel of the Patriarchal Residence, the shrine of the relics of Saint John Chrysostom, from the Chapel of the Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation. The Patriarch of Romania delivered a sermon in which he told those present how the ...

The Three Hierarchs: Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory the Theologian and Saint John Chrysostom

February 2015 Each of these saints have their own feast day. St. Basil the Great, January 1; St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25; and St. John Chrysostom, January 27. This combined feast day, January 30, was instituted in the eleventh century during the reign of Emperor Alexius Comnenus. At one time a debate arose among the people ...

2015 – Solemn Year Of The Parish And Monastery Mission Today And Commemorative Year Of Saint John Chrysostom And Of The Great Soul Shepherds Within Eparchies

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In 2015, the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrates a series of important events of her history, as follows: -130 years since the recognition of the autocephaly of the Romanian Orthodox Church (April 1885); -90 years since the raising of the Romanian Orthodox Church to the rank of Patriarchate (February 1925); -60 years (October 1955) since the proclamation of the canonisation of ...

Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet – Forerunner and Baptist John

January 2015 In the Orthodox Church it is customary, on the day following the Great Feasts of the Lord and the Mother of God, to remember those saints who participated directly in the sacred event. So, on the day following the Theophany of the Lord, the Church honors the one who participated directly in the Baptism ...

Hundrends of pilgrims visit St. Paisios’ tomb in Thessalonica

Hundrends of pilgrims visit St. Paisios’ tomb in Thessalonica

19/1/15 (orthodoxmag.com) – A great number of faithful Orthodox Christians travel to Thessalonica to the tomb of St. Paisios the Athonite, who canonized on January 13, 2015 by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in order to pay respect and pray. Approximately 1.500 pilgrims visit the Greek Monastery of Saint John the Theologian every week, a number which is expected ...

Elder Paisios Canonized by Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

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Philip Chrysopoulos - 14/1/15 Elder Paisios has been canonized on Tuesday by Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople as he was unanimously accepted by the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church. As reported by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, he is now Saint Paisios and is added in the Greek Orthodox Church Hagiology. Saint Paisios the Athonite was born Arsenios Eznepidis ...

Proclamation Of the Solemn Year Of The Parish And Monastery Mission at the Romanian Patriarchate

On the first day of the year, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church officially proclaimed the year 2015 as Solemn year of the parish and monastery mission today and as Commemorative year of Saint John Chrysostom and of the great shepherds of souls in the eparchies of the Romanian Patriarchate. After singing ...

The Nativity Sermon of Saint John Chrysostom

7/1/14 BEHOLD a new and wondrous mystery. My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing. The Archangels blend their voice in harmony. The Cherubim hymn their joyful praise. The Seraphim exalt His glory. All join to praise this holy feast, beholding the Godhead here ...

Blessing at “Saint John” – Square Church of Bucharest

On 23 November 2014, His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, blessed the painting and altar screen of “Saint John” – Square church, district 3, Bucharest. The religious service was preceded by the Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Grace Timotei Prahoveanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Bucharest, with the blessing the Patriarch of Romania, assisted ...

Celebration Day At The Chapel Of The Cathedral For The Nation’s Salvation

On 13 November 2014, the chapel of the Cathedral for the Nation’s Salvation celebrated its third dedication day, that of Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Timotei Prahoveanul, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Bucharest, assisted by a group of priests and deacons. Hundreds of faithful prayed ...

The 7th Edition of “Praise the Lord” Contest of Church Music

Church of Romania - October 2014 Monday, 27 October 2014, the final of the 7th edition of the Contest of church music entitled “Praise the Lord’ was held in the Radio Hall of Bucharest, in the presence of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania. The grand prix was won by “Anastasios” psalmic group of “Saint Elijah” ...

An Orthodox Christian Understanding of the Immaculate Conception

September 2014 - Hellenic News of America The following excerpt, from The Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of God by our modern day Saint John Maximovitch, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco, is an Orthodox Christian response to the Roman Catholic belief of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. The Immaculate Conception, the belief that the ...

The Cross – The Preserver of the Universe

  14/9/14 Saint John Maximovitch In the prophet Ezekiel (9:6) it is said that when the Angel of the Lord was sent to punish and destroy the sinning people, it was told him not to strike those on whom the “mark” had been made. In the original text this mark is called “tau,” the Hebrew letter corresponding to ...

Saint John The Baptist Is A Repentance And Moderate Life Teacher

On 29 August, the Orthodox Christians celebrate the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, the last great prophet of the Old Testament. His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania delivered a sermon in the historical chapel of “Saint Great Martyr George” of the Patriarchal Residence in which he spoke about the life and activity of Saint Prophet ...

The Beheading of Saint John the Glorious Prophet Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord

August 2014 The greatest man of those born of women, John, the Holy Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord, is slain. On Great Friday, God, was murdered, God was crucified. At today’s holy and great feast, the greatest of all men was put to death. The choice of the expression ‘the greatest’ is not mine. What ...

Holy Transfiguration of the Lord at Cer

August 2014 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Holy Liturgy in the church dedicated to Saint John of Shanghai, and in the memory of the warriors of the Battle of Cer hundred years ago. In early morning hours a great number of believers from all directions were going to the Cer mountain in order to ...

Blessing Of The Painting Of The Chapel Of Saint John Jacob Of Bucharest

August 2015 His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania blessed the painting of the chapel of Saint John Jacob the Hosevite of the “Justinian Marina” Social Community Services Centre of Bucharest. His Beatitude celebrated the Divine Liturgy before the blessing service together with His Grace Varlaam Ploiesteanul, Assistant Bishop to the Patriarch and Secretary of the Holy ...